it is not always easy being a big sister. even when you love your little brother as much as this girl does.
he adores her…and shows his adoration often. too often.
by pulling her hair, throwing cars at her or destroying her puzzles. often.
he just wants her attention.
and he gets it.
along with much yelling and frustration.
she is a patient girl and dotes on this little man. he is a lucky boy.
today, in the mail, we got what i think is the last of her letters from camp.
and in it?
a song she wrote for her little brother.
i want to share it, because i want her to remember and realize how special this was to read and how special she is.
thought it would be fun to get away for awhile
i didn’t know i was the cause of that smile
you were watching me walk away. wishing i would stay.
now i can’t stop thinking of you.
you are on my mind from dusk till morning dew.
oh how i miss your face.
in my heart you get the #1 place.
oh, how i’m missing you.
even though you annoy me some days,
that’s how you communicate your way.
pulling hair and biting me, to show that you care, hey, hey.
let me tell you something baby, i’ll be home soon
there are no maybe’s.
don’t worry your little heart, i’ll soon be there to comfort you.
i’ll see you soon.
yeah. we dig her.
(a diptych of these shots can be found in the august break 2010 on flickr )